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Google Flight Search Takes Off Around The Globe

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 02:34

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Google's flight search tool had been limited to a few markets in the US. As such, it was of limited value. But last week, the company expanded flight search internationally to include 500 airports outside the US.
Flight search can also be used by people in other countries — UK, France, Italy, Spain or the Netherlands — to do research and initiate trip planning.
(Source: Search Engine Land. Read more....) 

 

Mapping the Search Partnership Scene – A Definitive Look At The Deals That Shape the Landscape of Search

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 23:31

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This article provides a definitive look at the deals Google, Bing and Yahoo! have in place with software and hardware companies and service providers listing all the high profile partnerships with details and links. It also discusses how these deals shape the landscape of the search scene, and whether Google should be worried about Bing's dealings with Facebook and Twitter.
(Source: Search Engine Journal. Read more....) 

 

Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:17

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Google has learned all that it needs to learn about the reception of its Chromebook laptops in the U.S. and UK and has announced availability of Acer, HP and Samsung flavors of its device in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....) 

 

Dex, SuperMedia to Use Prepackaged Bankruptcy Route

Monday, 18 March 2013 22:08

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Dex One and SuperMedia have each entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a pre-packaged deal as the two companies moved toward merging by mid 2013. The prepackaged route was necessary because the companies were not able to convince all of the senior debt holders to go along with the credit amendments necessary for the merger to go forward without using bankruptcy.
(Source: BIA Kelsey Blog. Read more....) 

 

The Most Common Problems With Local Business Listings

Monday, 18 March 2013 22:05

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Two weeks ago, Greg Sterling and I published "YQ," a study on the state of location data for Yext, where we discovered (surprise!) that the state of business location data on the Web is pretty messy. The study provided us with the opportunity to look at patterns among thousands of Yext's customers, and I thought it would be of interest to share some more detail on what we saw in that data.
(Source: Search Engine Land. Read more....) 

   

Adaffix partners with Soleo to deliver calls to advertisers in the USA

Monday, 18 March 2013 13:40

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Soleo Launches New API Program, Adaffix Becomes First Partner to Leverage Deep Local Data and Vast Pay-per-Call Revenue Streams.
Program allows Adaffix and thousands of Local-Mobile-Social app developers to tap into Soleo's database, which includes over 1.5 million paid and 15 million organic listings.
(Source: Adaffix Press Release and Soleo Press Release)

   

How Google Makes Money From Mobile – Grading Google’s Top 20 Mobile Products

Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:41

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Mobile is taking the world by storm, and far be it from Google to be left behind! The search giant is tackling mobile from (almost) every angle, with a full suite of mobile products including mobile advertising, mobile apps, mobile content and mobile devices.
(Source: Search Engine Journal. Read more....)

   

Why Local Retailers Should Be Using Open Graph Markup

Thursday, 14 March 2013 22:14

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Last November, Chris Sherman highlighted the findings of Forrester research in his article, Forrester Rates The Top Large Search Marketing Agencies. As Chris noted, the Forrester report asked and answered this question:
"What are the biggest search marketing challenges you expect to face in the next two years?"
Today, I'm convinced the findings were not only accurate, they are especially relevant for retailers. Below are the top three challenges the report uncovered:
(Source: Search Engine Land. Read more....)

   

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